Observation Mason Bee House

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Our mason bee houses were designed just like our larger hives were: with the species in mind. This observation house features a plexiglass cover, transforming your mason beekeeping into a highly educational experience for children and adults alike! Watch the mason bee lifespan unfold in front of your very eyes, beginning with the laying and hatching of eggs, and ending with adult mason bees shedding their cocoons and beginning to forage in their surroundings.  

Be sure to keep this house under an awning or cover to protect it from the elements.

About Mason Bees: Mason bees are gentle, solitary bees that are 30-60 times more effective at pollinating than honeybees. These lovable pollinators are an easy and non-threatening way to break into the bee community and show your support for local ecosystems. They are dynamic at pollinating the immediate area surrounding their nests, which make them perfect for your backyard garden and fruit trees. Learn even more about mason bees here.

FEATURES
  • Made from sustainable sugar pine
  • Includes one nesting tray with 7 nesting cavities, each measuring 8mm wide
  • Measures 6.5" x 8.5" x 3"

Sugar Pine is our value wood option. Beautiful, strong, takes paint or sealant well, and is more stable and lighter than more common ponderosa pine.

Western Red Cedar is our premium wood option. It is rot resistant, dimensionally stable, insulates well, and doesn't require painting or sealing.

All of our wood is sustainably harvested and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.

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